Role of an Assistant Coach - Olivia Van Hook, Texas Lutheran Univ.by Texas High School Coaches Association
Role of an Assistant Coach - Olivia Van Hook, Texas Lutheran Univ.
Olivia Van Hook joined the Texas Lutheran Softball coaching staff in 2018. Van Hook serves as an assistant softball coach as well as the TLU facilities director. Van Hook, Head Coach Wade Wilson and the Bulldogs' coaching staff were named 2019 NFCA National Coaching Staff of the Year for NCAA Division III and 2019 NFCA West Region Coaching Staff. Texas Lutheran (40-8) advanced to its first NCAA championship and went a perfect 5-0 in the 2019 finals to claim the first Division III softball crown in school history. Van Hook was a graduate assistant for St. Mary’s University in 2017-2018. She assisted with the outfielders. She was also a volunteer assistant at Texas State University in 2018 prior to coming to TLU. A native of Brenham, Texas, Van Hook earned a bachelor's degree from St. Mary’s University in Exercise and Sports Science in 2017, as well as a master’s degree from St. Mary’s University in Educational Leadership in 2021. She has an associate degree in Physical Education from Temple College.